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97C.403 Rainy River walleye restrictions.

Subdivision 1. Possession limit. The possession limit for walleyes taken from the Rainy River is six per day.

Subd. 2. Size limit. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), only one walleye over 19-1/2 inches in length may be included in the limit taken from the Rainy River each day.

(b) From March 1 until April 14, a person may take walleyes from the Rainy River but the walleyes possessed for a limit may not exceed 19-1/2 inches.

Subd. 3. Open season. The open season for walleye in the Rainy River is from May 15 until April 14.

Subd. 4. Commissioner's restrictions. The commissioner shall attempt to negotiate an agreement with the province of Ontario for walleye seasons and limits that substantially comply with subdivisions 1, 2, and 3, and make every effort to bilaterally close the Rainy River during the spawning season between March 1 and April 14. If an agreement is made, the commissioner may, by rule, set different limits and seasons for taking walleyes from the Rainy River in accordance with the agreement, provided the size limits in subdivision 2 are not exceeded.

HIST: 1988 c 588 s 10; 1989 c 46 s 1; 1991 c 259 s 23